Remember the days when you were totally stoked for MTV’s Video Music Awards to come on because they were pretty much the coolest award show of the fall? Those were the days…sigh. But over the last couple of years, it has become what I will the “Very Many Asses.” I mean this in both the body part that you sit on, as well as the word of endearment towards a stupid person. From Miley Cyrus’ twerking on a Beetlejuice lookalike to Kanye West telling Taylor Swift that she pretty much sucked compared to Beyoncé (Bailey says that this is true)….. it’s just full of asses. Frankly, the show has gone down hill in quality since the days of the epic Britney Spears and NSYNC mashup.
It has lost its spark. It’s something while everyone wants to watch but it’s more so for its trashiness and not for the quality. It became less about the videos and the performances that happened and who won Moonmen at the event and more about the shock factor. Does anyone really remember who won the Video of the Year award at last year’s VMAs? Probably not. But they definitely remember Miley performing “We Can’t Stop” and the raunchiness of her performance was. Then the only thing we really remember about the 2009 Video Music Awards was the Kanye West incident. When you think of the 1999 and 2000 VMAs, it’s more about the performances and the pageantry of it.
Pretty much, the VMAs have gone down hill and are just 2 hours shambles of what was once a highly regard of award show for teens and anyone in the 20s. Now here are some classic performances to love and miss: